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Wednesday, 4 February 2009

Then and Now.Lynn (Boyce/Shelvey)Smith











10 comments:

Tommy said...

Left click on any photo to enlarge these old small photo's.Have fun

Lynn Smith said...

Hi all, as per Tommy's instructions a little info about the photos, the top one is of me and my lovely partner Ted, not a cuckooite, but he did accompany me to the last reunion. Mum Sue and I at another sister's (Sylvia's) 1920's fancy dress party. The last photo is of me as a child sitting in our old wire bin at the back of 71, Cuckoo Ave.I'd like to say mum put me there, but knowing me, I probably used it as a den or a house. As most people know, now living in Colchester, Essex with mum two almost adult children and a made dog!!

yvonneh said...

Super photos lynne, like the one in the posh bin. Our bins were galvanised steel dustbins. we used to sneak the lids out to play dungeons and dragons, my brother brian was always st george and guess what i got to be. When I lived in St Osyth I got a lot of the small b/w pictures restored. At the top end of Clacton opposite the pub and next to QD there is a small photographic studios and he is really reasonable. He restores and enlarges, maybe useful for you if you want to save the such a lovely photo.

Lynn Smith said...

Thanks Yvonne, yes I should get some of our old photos restored. Mum used to have loads but they have gradually worked there way around the family, but one or two of them are quite special. I haven't gone mad (or made) as per my last comment!! in the brolly one. We regularly attend jazz weekends where people decorate their brollies in wonderful designs and we have a dance to a good old march tune. This usually occurs outside but as per England it was raining that day. I have cheated with mine because it is a boring shop bought one from our local Chinese shop. My sister Sue is the creative one who always decorates her brolly beautifully.

yvonneh said...

What fun Lynn, painting and decorating brollies, where do you go for your jazz weekends?is it the ex miners camp near Yarmouth, we went there a few times for the big band weekends.

Lynn Smith said...

Hi Yvonne, we usually go to Hemsby for our jazz weekends. A lovely little holiday village set in one of the last seaside resorts that hasn't changed much since the fifties. The accommodations is quite funny it ranges from sheds probably erected in the 50's to modern brick built accommodation, mostly for the disabled. My lovely man in the photo is a 'bit up market' you know and usually holidays in posh hotels. He nearly had a fit the first time I took him there and stopped to open the door of our 'shed' his face was a picture!!! Don't think he's forgiven me yet. But what the accommodation lacks the rest of the weekend makes up for. Three course meals from Friday to Monday morning all served by bubbly young waitors and waitresses who pull your chair out for you and speak to you in a polite way. Wall to wall jazz from Friday afternoon till Sunday night, with a spiritual session on Sunday morning for those missing their church service. Loads of dancing and of course our very popular brolly parades. The colours and meterials used are fantastic. All of that for £130-£160 (depending whether you want a shed or a shower) We are off to a big band night on Saturday. We're going to a 1940's sweethearts valentines dinner in Wivenhoe. Most people dress up and join in with the fun and the band is great.

yvonneh said...

Hi Lynn
just remembered the name of the place we used to go to in hemsby it was potters is it the same place

Lynn Smith said...

Hi Yvonne I am not sure, this place is now called Seacroft Holiday Village, but may have had another name in the past. I will ask when we go at the end of March. Can't wait. Went to see one of the bands who will be playing there last night, danced all night (not very well) but enjoyed it anyway.

Tommy. said...

Lynn you and your sweetie have a wonderful Valentines day.You seem so happy with your life,Sue and I are off to Vancouver Canada for a weekend of fun .It is one of our favourite city's so vibrant and cosmopoliton it reminds me a lot of London.If you ever make it to this part of the world you allways have a place to stay with us we love to show of this part of the Northwest.

Lynn Smith said...

Thank you Tommy, not sure whether we will even venture that far, I'm not a great flyer. Still don't understand after all these years what keeps them sky buses in the air!!! We had a wonderful valentines day and a weekend in beautiful Brugge the following weekend so we have had a busy time of it recently. Mum is well and working hard at her weight loss in order to have her knee op. Take care